19 Feb 2018
UniSuper proudly sponsored the Women in Super lunch event on 15 February in Doltone house Sydney. Women in Super is a not-for-profit, national networking group that works to improve women's retirement outcome while advocating a super system void of gender-based inequality.
Pictured left to right: Jack McCartney, Executive Manager, Advice and Employer Relationships; Sandi Orleow; Chris Cuff; and Melinda McMullan, Private Client Adviser
The event included a Q&A with Chris Cuffe, former UniSuper chairman, focusing on a number of key issues in the industry as well as his personal journey and thoughts on leadership.
Jack McCartney, UniSuper Executive Manager, Advice and Employer relationships, attended the event and commented: “UniSuper supported this event as we have a particular focus on the opportunities for employing women as 57% of our members are female, so we wish to reflect the needs of our members by employing more females.
“Whilst we have had more recent success thanks to this focus, it is still quite challenging and in many cases we still find female candidates to be only 25% of applicants. We need to do better as an industry to promote ourselves by providing flexible and stimulating career opportunities that support women’s’ needs.
“The more recent work we have done on our Diversity Policy has helped to attract and retain more talented candidates. In particular the workplace flexibility we now offer all employees including flexible hours and option of working from home.
“I would like to thank the Women in Super team for putting on an excellent event and for the wonderful work they are doing in promoting Women’s opportunities in financial services.”
Find out more by visiting the Women in Super website.